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Flight Reaches Great Heights for Cancer Patients

The Pegasus Radio Controlled Model Airplane Club held the Flight for Cancer this summer, bringing flight enthusiasts together for a unique show with a powerful mission. The event raised more than $2,000 to support Meritus Health's John R. Marsh Cancer Center's patient emergency fund.

Rick Marquiss, Pegasus club member, started the Flight for Cancer in honor of his brother's courageous fight to beat the disease. Marquiss says that "it was their experience at the John R. Marsh Cancer Center that inspired them to give back."

"He's with us today and we are grateful," says Marquiss. "We want to help the next patient and family struggling to survive. We do this every year as our way of giving back."

Meritus Health's John R. Marsh Cancer Center's patient emergency fund not only helps with survival, but provides hope and help when it is most needed, including for things like transportation for patients who need rides to treatment, medications, medical equipment, wigs, scarves and even child care. Patients can then focus on healing and recovery. The Pegasus Club has contributed more than $10,000 to the cancer center's emergency fund through the Flight for Cancer.

"It's a community effort," says Doug Harnish, club treasurer from Cumberland Valley Insurance. "We could not have done it without our friends." Harnish is pictured, center, presenting the "big check" to Susan Lopp, left, administrative director for the cancer center. Also shown is Lilly Harnish, Waynesboro Senior High student and club member.

To support Meritus Health's John R. Marsh Cancer Center's patient emergency fund Click Here or call 301-790-8631.

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